The suspect in a triple murder in Omaha Tuesday is behind bars in Tennessee. 46 year old John Dalton Jr. is awaiting extradition back to Nebraska to face charges. He is accused of killing his father, 70 year old John Dalton Sr., his mother 65 year old Jean Dalton and his 18 year old niece Leonna Dalton-Phillip inside a home at 37th and Spaulding.
Records show that Dalton Jr. has a criminal past. He was convicted of manslaughter in the 1998 shooting death of his wife, Shannon. He also fled to Tennessee. He was sentenced to prison and paroled in 2010. He served eleven years behind bars.